Goa Tourism undertaking State-wide survey along with KPMG Services

Gomantak Times
Wednesday, 22 April 2020

On authentication of the mobile number through OTP, the respondents can fill the survey form. These opinions and insights will be very useful to plan a suitable strategy to help revive tourism in the State.

PANAJI: Goa Tourism is currently undertaking a State-wide survey along with KPMG Advisory Services to understand present issues, current needs and expectations for the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis from various stakeholders.
The survey link is available on Goa Tourism’s website at http://goa-tourism.com/covid19survey. The respondents are required to provide a valid mobile number wherein a unique OTP will be sent to their mobile. On authentication of the mobile number through OTP, the respondents can fill the survey form. These opinions and insights will be very useful to plan a suitable strategy to help revive tourism in the State.
Goa Tourism has requested all the tourist related stakeholders to utilise this opportunity to partner with the State, which will help in building a suitable recovery plan for the tourism sector, thereby coming out strongly from this crisis. Further, Goa Tourism intends to bridge the gap between industry and local community and is planning to launch suitable action programmes shortly.
The ongoing national lockdown on account of COVID-19 pandemic has impacted several sectors in India and travel and tourism industry is one among them. Goa had attracted over eight million tourists in 2019 and foreign tourists comprise of one-tenth of the total tourists visiting the State.
Although in Goa all the COVID-19 positive cases were negative, there was still no clarity on when the world will come out of this crisis, and consequently effecting the tourism sector in the State. This is one of the worst crisis ever to hit the Goan tourism industry impacting all its industry stakeholders such as hotels, restaurants, shacks, adventure activities, water sports, taxis, travel and tour operators, casinos, etc. Goa Tourism has empathised the losses that may be incurred by the tourism stakeholders in the State and is desirous of valued suggestions from the industry in its efforts to rebuild the sector.

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